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Worship & Community Involvement

Westmont is home to numerous places of worship that reflect a range of faiths and denominations. Many congregations offer regular services and religious education as well as providing a variety of programs for the community.

Approximately 20 percent of Westmont’s population is foreign-born, creating a diversity of nationalities, ethnic backgrounds and cultures. Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Missionary Alliance and Presbyterian churches as well as other Christian denominations are prevalent. Additional congregations in Westmont include Tzu Chi Foundation, Jang Ja Korean Presbyterian Church, Westmont Korean Seventh Day Adventist Church and Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat of Chicago.

One of the many houses of worship in Westmont is the First Pentecostal Church, which offers traditional worship services, Sunday School and Bible study among a variety of other programs and activities. Another parish is Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, which is made up of a church, a grade school, an early childhood center and religious education programs. The church hosts masses, counseling services, monthly offerings to the poor and an abundance of additional special programs.

Several community groups are active in Westmont as well. The Westmont Citizens’ Police Academy is a place for residents to learn about police work and the officers in their community. Classes are free and interactive. Interested residents can take part in a mock traffic stop, tour the police station, learn about personal safety and crime prevention, gain insight into the organizational structure of the police department and much more. For more information, contact Deputy Chief Tom Mulhearn at (630) 981-6300 or tmulhearn@westmont.il.gov.

The Westmont Jaycees are a group of people between the ages of 18 and 40 who volunteer their time and energy to make Westmont a better place to live. Jaycees learn organizational, communication, teamwork and leadership skills and make connections with others both on the local and regional level. Those interested in joining the Westmont Jaycees or finding out more can visit www.westmontjaycees.org or call 630-964-5583.

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization, with 1.6 million members. Locally, the Westmont Knights of Columbus, St. John Council #3738 is part of the Joliet Diocese and is made up of approximately 300 members who volunteer services to the Catholic Church, the community, families and young people. More in-depth information can be found at http://kofc3738.org/ or by calling 630-969-3738.

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